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Kentucky drops photos of exclusive Kobe Bryant Nike sneakers

The Wildcats were one of six schools to be selected for the Mamba Program.

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The Kentucky Wildcats were one of six schools to be selected for the Mamba Program. The Cats were hand-picked by Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late great Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players of all time.

This includes exclusive merchandise for the school. Sneakers and more gear will be branded through the program, and some pieces are already arriving. Let’s just say they are stunning as well.

The Wildcats dropped photos of the Kobe sneakers.

This should be seen as an honor for the program, and these sneakers do the Lakers great justice as they are outstanding. The Cats were chosen as a partner for the Mamba & Mambacity Sports Foundation earlier in the year.

There have been ties between the Cats and the Bryant family before, as coach John Calipari hosted the Mamba Skills Academy last year. Bryant’s daughter was in attendance for the camp as well.